Hip pain in young adults: femoroacetabular impingement.

by Miguel Fernandez, Peter Wall, John O'Donnell, Damian R Griffin
The Journal of arthroplasty ()


Femoroacetabular impingement is a more recently noticed cause of hip pain in young patients, and early diagnosis and treatment are critical to prevent development of osteoarthritis and/or delay the need for a more radical treatment option such as arthroplasty surgery. Two general types of femoroacetabular impingement have been described. In the cam impingement, the femoral deformity, usually a bump on the head-and-neck junction, impinges on the acetabular rim. The pincer type of impingement is caused by the deformity on the acetabular side, which may be a deep socket, or an acetabular overcoverage due to retroversion that creates an obstacle for flexion and internal rotation. This article attempts to examine the underlying pathogenesis and discusses diagnostic and treatment modalities.

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

2 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
by Academic Status
50% Student (Bachelor)

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in